Monday, June 24, 2013

Release Me!

Norton Road is now available in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

The paperback edition should be available by July 1, 2013.

If you read The Night Train, thank you. I think this one is even better. For those of you who have asked, this novel is NOT a sequel to The Night Train.

You can read a sample at any of the above links, or you can read chapter one here.

I can't wait to hear your feedback.

4 comments:

  1. A fine looking cover for the new book, Carl. Time to take a breath, no? And then ... the wonderful world of book marketing! Have you decided on whether you're going to send copies out for "mainstream media" review? It's not terribly expensive, but time consuming. And ... you may not get ANY results for your efforts (perhaps you read my blog posts on that score). I've got a list of 50 outlets& contact names that I can forward to you. Good luck. I'm waiting for the print edition to come out, at which time I'll read THE NIGHT TRAIN and NORTON ROAD back to back.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. Damonza did my cover, and I am so pleased with it. Can you reply with the link to the blog posts you mentioned (so others can find them as well). I actually didn't know you could send copies to "mainstream media" for review. Interesting concept. You have my attention. And, yes, I would love the list you have.

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  2. Yes, you sure can send out review copies yourself. Do some research about how to write a quality galley letter (I'll send you a copy of mine), and press releases. Get the press release to local media first (you'll get more traction as a local novelist obviously; believe me, a decent features writer would kill for an easy story of "local boy done good" since small town/county newspapers have to cast such a wide net), then anything that accepts PRs. I'll put up a fresh post about galley letters in a few days (just in Poland now, on way back to Prague by Sunday) but for starters: http://www.bibliogrind.com/2012/07/02/advanced-reviews-sent-and-no-reviews-returned/ ... also, anything you can print to promote your book and get it into people's hands (at bookstores, libraries, bulletin boards) helps plenty: http://www.bibliogrind.com/2012/05/29/book-promo-work-is-all-about-creative-thinking/

    Cheers!

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    1. Excellent info, Mark. I'll format the links you provided so other readers can click to you: Mark's Blog: Advanced Reviews and Bibliogrind: Book Promo Work Is All About Creative Thinking

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